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  • It is very easy. You can just send the people you want to share a file with a link to that file.    1. Click on the “Share” icon in the toolbar (I assume you are using a Mac). 2. Select “ Share link via iCloud” and then select the option you want (email, twitter, etc.). 

    5 days 17 hours ago

  • You probably will not notice anything different other than the larger size. It’s the same 16:9 ratio as older iPhones except for the oddball 4S with its 4:3 ratio display. This makes it easy to scale up. Also, there is auto-scaling built into iOS 8, so it should be a non-issue for the most part, unless perhaps you are using an iOS 6 app.

    5 days 17 hours ago

  • Ok, I may be in the minority, but I really don’t care for U2. Well, ok, sure they were pretty good on the Boy, War and Joshua Tree albums, but that was a long time ago. Apple just forced the new U2 album into my iTunes library. Thanks, but no thanks.

    1 week 3 days ago

  • 1. Open File Explorer. 2. Go to Network and double click on your computer. You should then see the shared files.  3. Click on an individual file, then click on the “Properties” icon in the taskbar at the top of the window for more information and sharing options.  

    1 week 5 days ago

  • I like your lack of brand loyalty, but I’m afraid that you cannot play XBML on an Apple TV 2. If you mod it, you might be able to, but Apple does not make it possible in stock condition.

    1 week 6 days ago

  • What do I need to do to be able to run Android apps on a Mac? Is it possible?

    2 weeks 6 days ago

  • Bare metal servers are an alternative cloud solution to virtualization. They are servers that are fully dedicated to your tasks and not virtualized, which minimizes performance degradation. However, they still offer the benefits of provisioning and scalability that are associated with the cloud model.

    3 weeks 4 days ago

  • I assume that since you are using an AirPort Extreme you have Macs at that office. The easiest way to map out the WiFi coverage is to use software that lets you draw a floorplan, then take a MacBook around the building to get multiple signal strength readings. NetSpot is pretty good for this.

    3 weeks 4 days ago

  • I’d also add OCCT to the list. It provides decent graphs for real-time monitoring, which makes it easier to see any change in temp. There’s a free version for personal use, as well as a “pro” version that adds a few features.          

    3 weeks 6 days ago

  • First off, I’m not sure that this is really necessary, but even if it isn’t, it seems like a pretty easy dose of snake oil compared to the cost of a battery replacement for a MacBook. So, what are the steps to calibrate a MacBook battery?

    4 weeks 3 days ago

  • What are the big differences between Yosemite and previous versions of OS X? Anything exciting to look forward to?

    7 weeks 5 days ago

  • I know that you can install Windows 7 on a Mac using Boot Camp, but is it also compatible with Windows 8.1? I was thinking that the touch screen oriented OS might cause issues.

    9 weeks 23 hours ago

  • There are a lot of things you can do, some make a bigger difference than others, but they all should help to some degree. Here are a few easy ones that I think make a noticeable improvement. Hope they help you out.  

    9 weeks 2 days ago

  • There is actually some evidence that after an initial negative reaction, all of the discussion has actually resulted in increased adoption of public cloud services.

    9 weeks 4 days ago

  • On newer Macs, the Apple silhouette has been replaced by a different symbol that looks like a cloverleaf intersection. The correct term for it either way is the “command key.” Be careful not to say “Apple key” around some people, or you will get a lecture on correct terminology. 

    9 weeks 5 days ago

  • If you think about it, even WiFi is kind of a marketing term. Sure the “Wi” part means wireless, but did you ever think about what the “Fi” part means? It means it sounds good with Wi, is what it means.

    10 weeks 5 days ago

  • I’m not sure why Apple came up with this design. The conspiracist in me would note that it is a very good way to force more Apple owners to have their HDD replaced by Apple itself, which is of course the most expensive option for consumers and the most lucrative for Apple.

    10 weeks 6 days ago

  • How can I find my MacBook's date of manufacture?

    11 weeks 12 hours ago

  • You should still be able to get the Mac to connect to the PC using Go>Connect to Server. To get it so that you can use the finder bar may take a little more effort. First of all, go to the Windows PC and find what it has listed as the name of its workgroup.

    11 weeks 2 days ago

  • This fits squarely in the “first world problems” category, but it annoys me when Siri pronounces my friends’ names incorrectly. This happens a lot with friends that have more unique spellings of their names. Is there a way to teach Siri how to say names correctly?

    14 weeks 17 hours ago

  • I saw a really nice deal on a Chromebook, and I think I will pick one up. One question, though - can I use iTunes on a Chromebook?

    14 weeks 6 days ago

  • Which versions of the iPhone will iOS 8 be compatable with? Will it be work with the iPhone 4S?

    15 weeks 5 days ago

  • I have been considering giving Android a try, but I’m worried about not getting my text messages if I switch over. I know this can be an issue when the phone number is ported from the iPhone to Android, and I want to avoid it if I can. Has this issue been resolved, or is it still a problem?

    17 weeks 4 days ago

  • I would prefer Chrome to Safari for my default browser, but I haven’t been able to figure out a way to change it. Is there a way to choose Chrome as the default browser in iOS?

    17 weeks 6 days ago

  • How can I monitor which applications are using the network in OS X?

    21 weeks 4 days ago

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